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Need a replacement dvd rw drive

Anyone there know where i can find a replacement drive for my acer.

its a dvd rw drive and looks to be a panasonic uj-831b


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Can't watch blue ray movies on my acer aspire model 5334

Taken from the acer support website.
" Optical media drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive:
  • Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
This model of computer does not have a blu-ray drive unless you got a third party upgrade. In this case, you will need to track down special drivers, which can best be done by whomever sold you the drive.

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I want to replace the dvd drive for acer aspire 5100-3357 with another internal dvd drive but I do't know the type or the model #, all I know is that is a super multi double layer and supports DVD +-...

A better not complicated solution is an external drive.
Like the:
LG GP08LU10 Optical MediaSlim External Super-Multi DVD Drive You might not know it from looking at this DVD drive's sleek, slim exterior, but it's loaded with capabilities. LG's external CD- and DVD-burner looks great, and works in four unique formats. Super-multi read-and-write lets you select your style for maximum performance, while the USB connection means there's no need for an AC adapter.

If you need more help come back.
Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

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DVD RW but not reading DVDs and reads CD

The problem unfortunately will be with the dvd writer dvd laser not functioning or dirty try cleanng the laser with some glass cleaner or cd cleaning packs if the same the dvd drive is faulty and needs replacing

Mar 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Does my laptop have a dvd burner

Can I have your laptop model number.

You can also confirm the same by looking at the drive externally

If it has DVD-RW and DVD-RW DL on it then it can read and write CD/DVDs
DVD - R ROM then it can read DVDs but cannot write.
CD-ROM/ CD-RW cannot read / write DVD

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Acer aspire 6920 18.4 inch screen! I cant get blue ray dvds

According to the ACER Aspire 6920 specs, it does not have a Blue-ray player only DVD CD R/W drive. Therefore it cannot play blue-ray movie disks.
The specs of the DVD drive are as follows :-
Optical Storage
  • Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Integrated
  • CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD write speed 16x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
  • CD / DVD rewrite speed 16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

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Acer Aspire cd/dvd/rw drive 'missing'

Go to device manager and look for the dvd/cd on the list. Click on the "+" sign and you may have a yellow, red or black symbol. right-click on the device and reinstall the driver. That should get it working again. If not then try the troubleshooting in the device manager, same place you reinstall the driver. Follow the instructions. If none of that works then it needs to be replaced.

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May 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5630 Notebook

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Want to up-grade dvd/cd-rw

u can go on ebay and find one around 80 $ if u go for OEM acer directly u will get it 200 $ or more dont go there in acer becasue acer do not manufac drives they get it from others as belows

just go to ebay and search a dvd rw for notebooks look for these brands below


Do not go for Matshita or Panasonic in any case
all are 8X write speed Dual Layer dual format + and -

u also need to look out for the front bezel if required u need to change the bezel it is easy u can flip it with ur original bezel in ur notebook from ur old drive that is going out because the only thing that is not universal is ur Bezel other drives have different bezel but dimensions are same to fit all notebooks u just need to replace bezel if required i can assist u more on this if u like .

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Dvd/cd-rw combo does not record

You may have what is called a combo can play and burn cds but can only play dvds, not burn them. Look at the face plate on the drive and see what is written on it. If it has the following:
Recordable Drive = CD Burner
DVD = DVD Player
RW & DVD = DVD Burner

If recordable drive and DVD is on the drive but no RW, chances are its a combo drive. Keep us posted.

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I can't finalize a DVD on my Acer Extensa 4420. I follow the instructions, but the DVD is only readable in my Extensa, not in any other system.

Have you got a dvd/rw drive or dvd rom drive,

A DVD/RW drive will write DVDs
A DVD Rom Drvie will only read DVDs

If its a DVD/RW then remove device and reinstall

if you need more info please tell me what OS your using and make and model of your machine or pc

Thanks for your request.

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DVD-RW not working

Hi, in my experiance 99 times out of 100, it's the CD/DVD gone kaput! sorry... they seem to be rather delicate devices and fail for often NO apperant reason. I suggest ya take it to a reputable "PC Guy" Get a FIRM QUOTE, and replace the unit. If ya tech savy then buy a new unit and replace it, it is REAL simple to do so ya self, usually the sorta "Plug In" I bet that solves ya problem.. :)

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